By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti
Tragedy has struck in Ekiti Community as a brothel owner, Olayode Samuel, was reportedly killed by some persons suspected to be prostitutes after dispossessing him of his pension.
The attack it was gathered took place in Odo Owa community in Ijero local government area in Ekiti state.
An eye witness said the robbers tied the retired soldier to a steel bed and set him on fire in the attack.
However, preliminary investigations by the police indicate that the victim was attacked by the prostitutes who he gave out some of his rooms to for their business.
Speaking with New Nigerian Newspapers correspondent on Friday, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Alberto Adeyemi, said he was attacked by women of easy virtues that rented some rooms from him.
“The man just collected his pension and thrifts which the prostitutes became aware of.
“They dispossessed him of the money and tied him to a bed in the house. Neighbours were not aware of this until his body started decomposing.
“We are on the trail of the suspects and would ensure they are brought to justice.”
Adeyemi advised residents to be their brothers’ keepers and report suspicious movement to the police for prompt action.